LAWRIE, Lee. Sculpture.

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LAWRIE, Lee. Sculpture. Cleveland, Ohio: J.H. Jansen, 1936.

4to. Original blue cloth-backed portfolio with cloth ties containing 8 page booklet and 48 unbound b&w photographic plates; portfolio a little rubbed, very good.
First edition. Scarce. Lee Lawrie (1877-1963) is one of the foremost figures in American architectural sculpture. He worked on some of the most noted early twentieth century buildings in the United States, including the Rockefeller Center in New York, the Nebraska State Capitol, Los Angeles Public Library and the National Academy of Sceinces in Washington D.C., all of which are depicted in these plates. These buildings were mostly developed in association with the architects Cram and Goodhue. His work developed from modern Gothic through Classicism to a kind of Art Deco, and all of these styles are represented here.